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COVID-19 has made access to the internet even more important than it was at the start of this year. I have raised this concern directly to Minister Monsef through letters and through Question Period and Committee over the past number of months, asking for urgent action to be taken.
The Universal Broadband Fund was first announced in Budget 2019 and then re-announced in June 2020. At the time, the Minister promised that applications would open "in the coming days". Five months later and applications still had not opened.
We need this important infrastructure money to roll out immediately. This latest announcement needs to lead to more New Brunswickers being connected to reliable high-speed internet. Our communities deserve it. Click Here for an Update
I have a rural internet survey at the link below. If you have a minute to fill it out and share, it will help give me info on where the weak areas are to take to Gov/stakeholders: Internet Survey Click Here
Rob Moore calls for focus on jobs, rural internet in Throne Speech
Fundy Royal MP Rob Moore is calling on the Trudeau government to use this week’s Throne Speech to support small businesses and invest in rural internet infrastructure.
“A lot of small business owners are struggling and wonder how they will survive the year,” said Moore. “If these businesses go under, it risks having a devastating impact on our communities.”
Moore has heard from many businesses who are teetering on the edge. Additional support for small businesses are required, including rent relief direct to businesses instead of landlords. Sectors like tourism and recreational facilities who will be impacted longer term also need support.
Internet access also needs to be a priority in this throne speech. In June, the Minister of Rural Economic Development said applications to the federal government’s Universal Broadband Fund would open “in the coming days.” Nearly four months later, nothing has changed.
“This Liberal government has failed to accelerate much-needed investment in rural internet,” said Moore. “COVID-19 has highlighted the importance of internet connectivity. The government continues to drag its feet and is failing to invest in internet access in our rural communities across New Brunswick.”
As the Conservative Shadow Minister for Justice and the Attorney General, Rob Moore looks forward to continuing to hold the Trudeau government to account.
“This Liberal government has taken every opportunity to skirt accountability, including the recent shutdown of committees investigating its dealings with WE Charity,” said Moore. “I look forward to working with my colleagues to get the answers Canadians deserve.”
With summer in full swing, residents in Fundy Royal are enjoying the nice weather as New Brunswick slowly gets back to a level of normalcy.
Since mid-March when COVID-19 began closing down our province, my office and I have been contacted by thousands of constituents from across our riding of Fundy Royal. Most who reached out were looking for some level of guidance or direction on how to navigate the federal government’s programs, and the restrictions in place. The number of people who have reached out has been unprecedented for my time in office.
I remain very concerned about the economic outlook for our country. It is important that government remain focused on jobs and the economy.
Our province and country face difficult times in the months ahead. I will continue to work on your behalf to advocate for supports for workers and small businesses.
Member of Parliament, Fundy Royal
Explore Fundy Royal this Summer!
Some of the most scenic views in Fundy Royal are found in Albert County. A day trip or staycation in Albert County offers rich history, unique arts & craft shopping, a variety of dining choices and many options for overnight accommodations.
Your Albert County Adventure includes: hiking, sea kayaking, climbing, horseback riding, canoeing, golfing, bird watching, historic covered bridges, museums, ocean floor walks, plus many more activities. You will be kept busy taking many scenic pictures on your visit.
For more information about Albert County please download their tour map at this link: https://bit.ly/2ZxDapm
Reminder, when you are on your Explore Fundy Royal staycation\day trip, to please Shop Local. The Fundy Royal Shops and Restaurants will appreciate your business.
Between July 15 and September 30, New Brunswickers can receive a 20% rebate on eligible expenses made while taking a vacation that includes a paid overnight stay in the province. Learn more at this link: https://bit.ly/2ZEbKhX
I was pleased to be able to make a donation of used computer equipment to Jeff Land of the New Brunswick Railway Museum located in Hillsborough.
The New Brunswick Railway Museum is a charitable organization of Volunteers dedicated to educating the public about New Brunswick's railway history.
For more information about the New Brunswick Railway Museum visit their facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/NBrailwaymuseum/
Today (July 7, 2020) the Sussex Connector on the Fundy Trail Parkway opened for the first time. I was glad to join the Premier and other elected representatives in recognition of this occasion. This will help get visitors from the Parkway into Sussex more easily to take advantage of the great restaurants, shops, and scenery the town has to offer.
As MP, I was proud to have delivered over $26,000,000 in funding for the completion of the Fundy Trail. This Parkway is a significant economic generator for the local economy. I hope that New Brunswickers visit the Parkway over the coming months and support out great local businesses.
Additional photos Click Here
Get your pass online and learn more visiting: https://fundytrailparkway.com/support-us/shop/
With: Premier Blaine Higgs, Bruce Northrup, Trevor Holder, Gary Crossman, Bill Oliver, Bruce Fitch, Glen Savoie, Mike Holland, Marc Thorne, Frank McKenna, Bette Ann Chatterton
Graduations will be celebrated in a different way this year. Family and Friends will gather remotely or from a safe distance. This will still be an exciting time to celebrate your favorite student’s accomplishments and the exciting things that lay ahead in their future.
Congratulations to the Class of 2020!
MP CALLS FOR FUNDY PARK TO OPEN IN LOCKSTEP WITH PROVINCE
For Immediate Release, May 14, 2020
ALMA, NB - Fundy National Park must re-open in lockstep with New Brunswick’s provincial parks says Fundy Royal MP Rob Moore.
Moore has written a letter to the Minister responsible for Parks Canada, Hon. Jonathan Wilkinson, calling on Fundy National Park to open in coordination with the provincial parks.
“The federal government needs to recognize the progress New Brunswick has made in combating COVID-19. Fundy National Park needs to open in coordination with the province,” said Moore.
“This park is a critical economic driver for Alma and surrounding communities,” said Moore. “It would be devastating if the federal government delays opening Fundy National Park”.
Fundy National Park normally welcomes 350,000 visitors each year. MP Moore has heard from small businesses who are concerned about the impact COVID-19 will have on tourism in the region.
“Small businesses are worried about this year’s tourism season. We need to ensure Fundy National Park opens and that New Brunswickers are encouraged to reconnect with their province and to support local businesses,” said Moore.
Click Here to view a copy of Fundy Royal MP, Rob Moore's letter to the Hon. Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister responsible for Parks Canada
Canada Summer Jobs
Service Canada is working with employers across the country during this unprecedented time to make sure that young Canadians stay connected to the job market with safe, secure and healthy summer employment opportunities. The hiring period for Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) 2020 has begun. The first wave of CSJ job placements will be available on jobbank.gc.ca and the Job Bank app.
Stay up to date by following my facebook page for the latest information regarding Covid-19. I will be updating Constituents on Government News and Government Financial Programs available to Small Businesses, Workers, Seniors and Families. My Office is also available for your inquires at: 1-866-433-4677, 506-832-4200 or by email: Rob.Moore@parl.gc.ca
For additional Government Updates and Programs to help you through COVID-19 visit this link: Government of Canada
Sussex Health Centre
I attended a meeting hosted by Horizon Health regarding the decision to reduce hours at the Sussex ER.
I listened to the real experts: doctors and nurses, as well as patients who were not consulted before this decision was made. I strongly believe that the time to consult is before any decision is made, not after.
I commend the people of the Sussex region who crammed into the cafeteria of the Hospital to speak up on this issue that we all care so much about.
While health care delivery is a provincial responsibility, local input is an essential part of decision making.
As a parent I have had to take my kids to the ER in the middle of the night. When you’re rushing a loved one to the ER, any additional kilometre of travel is worrisome. The doctors told us that in an emergency, distance and time are literally life-or-death. I have listened to many in our region who say that without intervention at the Sussex Emergency Room, they would not be alive today. Driving over an hour in the middle of a winter night to the Saint John Regional or Moncton hospitals to their overcrowded emergency rooms is not an acceptable proposition.
Access to quality health care and education services in our rural communities must continue for them to be vibrant places to live, work and raise a family. I remain very concerned about the impact of this decision and will be sharing residents’ concerns directly with the provincial government.
Canada Summer Jobs 2020
The Canada Summer Jobs program helps employers create quality summer job opportunities and provide valuable work experience for youth aged 15 to 30. CLICK HERE for more details:
Conservative Petition Supporting Canadian Firearms Owners Becomes Second Largest e-Petition in Canadian History. See Details Below.
Concerned Canadians have until February 15, 2020 to sign the e-Petition, which can be found here: https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details…
For more information:
Office of Glen Motz, MP
I am honoured to have the opportunity to serve in the Conservative Shadow Cabinet representing Justice and Attorney General of Canada. It will be my responsibility to hold the government accountable and ensure legislation meets the highest standards and that all Canadians rights are protected.
I look forward to my new role and continuing my work for the Constituents of Fundy Royal.